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 Re: clarinet barrel mics
Author: fskelley 
Date:   2013-02-23 15:56

Hi- I'm just following up on my earlier post.

I've been using my Shure SE110's hand mounted to drilled barrels for over 2 years now. My daily hour of practice is mic'd into my laptop (Sonar 5) for some wonderful reverb through my speakers- just like playing in a nice auditorium, AND I record (and video) almost every "take" of all my active arrangements. That way when I get a good take it's already in the can! And when I do perform "live" I plug the mic into the sound system and the guys on the board are happy.

I do have periodic issues with the mics. Much of my early troubles were with getting good connections on the back end (where I plug into system), and avoiding shorts and such from the constant flexing of the cables. Several times that I thought the mic (earphone) had gone bad it turned out to be a cable or plug issue. Now that's the first place I look.

But I do have occasional problems with the mics themselves. Sometimes the volume level will drop considerably, and stay that way for days or weeks (I switch to another one and let the flaky one rest), then come back good as new. I think that may be moisture (spit) that got down in there and took a while to dry- that can't be good for it- how many times could it survive that? I've tried to blast with canned air to clear it- no change.

SO... I always want to have 2 barrels ready with working mics. I can go months (hundreds of hours of play!) on 1 barrel/mic with no problems. At the moment one has the "low volume" issue, so I'm probably going to see if I can assemble a 3rd one from my spare parts. I'd rather not have to spend another $80 for a new SE110 (which does give me 2 mics), I try to catch the occasional $30 SE110's on eBay, no such luck today.

Here's my newest posting on YouTube recorded this way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PkAAGOSjU&feature=youtu.be.

Stan in Orlando

EWI 4000S with modifications

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